A state-of-the-art facility for a highly technological product
The Banque de France's printing works is equipped with two complete sheet-fed printing lines (offset, intaglio, silkscreen printing, numbering and varnishing) incorporating the most up-to-date machines currently available on the market (KOMORI NV 532, SOI3 EVO). It also has fully automated finishing workshops, capable of ensuring 100% traceability, which transform piles of printed paper into pallets of banknotes ready to be dispatched, without any human intervention.
This equipment is capable of printing the most technically demanding banknotes, while guaranteeing one of the highest levels of productivity in the market. The Chamalières printing works also produces banknotes incorporating EverFit® technology, which considerably increases their lifespan.
A printing works at the centre of the modernisation of the cash industry
The Banque de France's printing works has met a major technological and operational challenge by printing a large portion of the new "Europa" range of banknotes, which were introduced in all euro area countries from 2013. Thanks to its EverFit® technology, it is also playing a leading role internationally in the modernisation of banknotes, ensuring their durability under all circulation conditions.